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Staff Reporter

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tuesday decided to establish four more Darul-Aman with one each in District DI Khan, Buner, Nowshehra and Swabi as well.

The decision was taken in a meeting regarding Panahgahs (Shelter Homes) and Darul-Aman (Women Crisis Centers) held here with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair.

The meeting reviewed progress on the implementation of chief minister’s directions on the subject matter issued in the last meeting.

Besides Members Provincial Assembly Dr Sumaira Shams, Secretary Social Welfare Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Director Social Welfare Habib Afridi and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.

Briefing the participants of the meeting about Darul-Amans, it was informed that presently eight Darul-Aman were fully functioned in various districts of the province work on the establishment of Darul-Aman at Lower Dir is in progress whereas Darul-Aman at Kohat was being upgraded.

It was further informed that as per the directions of the chief minister,all the male staff in Darul Aman except watchmen had been replaced with female ones whereas 72 number of new vacancies were being created to overcome the deficiency of staff in Darul-Aman, adding that advisory committee for all the Darul-Aman have been notified and uniform food manu for all the Darul-Aman has also been put in place.

Briefing the meeting about Panahgahs in the province it was apprised that the provincial government had inked an agreement with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal for the establishment and operation of eight number of Panahgahs with two in the provincial capital Peshawar and one at divisional headquarters adding that out of which four are already been functional and so far about 97,000 people have availed facilities in those Panahgahs.

It was noted that the remaining four Panahgahs would be made functional next month and added that hiring of staff, purchase of vehicles and other necessary equipment for these Panahgahs had been completed.

The meeting was informed that rules have been approved under the Panahgahs Act 2020, while work on the constitution of boards for those Panahgahs was also underway.

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